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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By Fiery

Obligatory plug for fake leather white bar tapes,...

Obligatory plug for fake leather white bar tapes, easy to clean and stay clean longer. The new Fizik Bondcush Classic is fairly thick and cushy too, if that's what you prefer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By Fiery

I have seen them on Amazon, Alibaba/Aliexpress,...

I have seen them on Amazon, Alibaba/Aliexpress, eBay, DX.com etc. Not all are the same quality - some will be less elastic and more fragile than others so they will not last as long - but they all do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By Fiery

"Magic erasers" are just melamine foam...

"Magic erasers" are just melamine foam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine_foam); they work as a fine, non-aggressive abrasive with no chemical action. They work well for white saddles, tape,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By Fiery

You want this one:...

You want this one: https://www.cannondaleexperts.com/Cannondale-Bottom-Bracket-Double-Cable-Guide-for-ALLOY-Frames--KF002_p_158.html

A universal one could be made to work, but you would need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,087
Posted By Fiery

Note that the opposite can happen as well when...

Note that the opposite can happen as well when moving the cleat back - it goes from the curved ball of the foot part to the flatter mid-foot part (on shoes that don't have a pronounced arch curve on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Fiery

There are no extension plates for Shimano, only...

There are no extension plates for Shimano, only Speedplay has those. The only option I see without changing shoes is drilling new holes in the soles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,087
Posted By Fiery

This is the new 105:...

This is the new 105: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/shimano105-r7000/PD-R7000.html Not sure how it compares to 5800 though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,087
Posted By Fiery

You may not need to go up to Dura-Ace, but down...

You may not need to go up to Dura-Ace, but down to 105. I've had good luck with 5700 and 5800 series pedals - they are a little stiffer than SPD (comparing both at the lowest tension), but still...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18,630
Views: 3,683,687
Posted By Fiery

Looks like a retroreflective surface, gray in...

Looks like a retroreflective surface, gray in normal light but bright white when illuminated directly (for example, from a flash when taking a photo).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By Fiery

Applying power on the upstroke is inefficient and...

Applying power on the upstroke is inefficient and uses muscles in a way they were not meant to be used. It pretty much only comes into play when riding hard out of the saddle - think sprints, hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By Fiery

Shimano makes multi-release cleats for their SPD...

Shimano makes multi-release cleats for their SPD system: https://road.cc/content/feature/182513-clipless-pedals-how-shimanos-multi-release-cleats-make-it-easy-get-started

Or you could just stick...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,404
Posted By Fiery

Looks like SKS Raceblade Pro.

Looks like SKS Raceblade Pro.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Fiery

Selle San Marco produces a range of saddles with...

Selle San Marco produces a range of saddles with cutouts and width in the 130-135 mm range. Check out the Aspide, Squadra, Era and Mantra.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-18, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Fiery

This is correct. Actually, the same goes for...

This is correct. Actually, the same goes for non-threadable type of chucks too - they should seal on the valve-cap threads, no need to jam them all the way down as far as they will go.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Fiery

First of all, the nominal reach as declared by...

First of all, the nominal reach as declared by the manufacturer doesn't mean much. Different manufacturers measure reach in different ways, and it is hugely influenced by the tilt of the handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Fiery

That is known as a wedge in bike fit terminology....

That is known as a wedge in bike fit terminology. Its purpose is to adjust the tilt of the foot relative to the pedal in order to improve the joint alignment throughout the pedaling motion. A shim...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 306,159
Posted By Fiery

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/43482174791_21...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/43482174791_21838af941_b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,918
Posted By Fiery

I would not want to have a road bike with no toe...

I would not want to have a road bike with no toe overlap. It would be impossible to make it handle the way that I like when the front wheel is way out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,118
Posted By Fiery

As sdmc530 pointed out, Zipp makes two versions...

As sdmc530 pointed out, Zipp makes two versions of the tape: Service Course and Service Course CX. The CX version is textured.

BTW, the regular Service Course appears to be the same as Cinelli...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,118
Posted By Fiery

Not sure if there was a misunderstanding here -...

Not sure if there was a misunderstanding here - the alternatives to Zipp that I listed are all textured (it is pretty much the exact same tape), they just donít have any logos embossed unlike Zipp.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By Fiery

To me it sounds like your muscle activation...

To me it sounds like your muscle activation changed - for example, if your glutes are not firing correctly, the weight of your torso falls on your hands and the bike feels too long. Since you took no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,118
Posted By Fiery

Those "carbon" tapes are also sold by numerous...

Those "carbon" tapes are also sold by numerous brands, and can be found in lots of colours. Trivio markets red and celeste in addition to the four Deda colours for example.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,118
Posted By Fiery

For fans of Zipp Service Course CX, it's also...

For fans of Zipp Service Course CX, it's also available as BBB FlexRibbon, VP Components VPT-3307, Trivio Super Grip and likely other generic brand tape producers. You get the same tape without...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,758
Posted By Fiery

Here's an idea: start a thread in Advocacy &...

Here's an idea: start a thread in Advocacy & Safety subforum stating that you don't know a single person who tried cycling and didn't get hit by a car and injured seriously. See what sort of response...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-18, 03:38 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,614,431
Posted By Fiery

That handlebar is totally angled up.

That handlebar is totally angled up.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-18, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Fiery

Maybe you had a Rapid Rise rear derailleur on...

Maybe you had a Rapid Rise rear derailleur on your hybrid? In that case, front and rear shifting wouldn't have felt reversed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 05:15 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,614,431
Posted By Fiery

To me, the mount looks like it's angled slightly...

To me, the mount looks like it's angled slightly more upward than the stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 01:52 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,614,431
Posted By Fiery

The least you could do is remove the dork disk...

The least you could do is remove the dork disk and set the Garmin mount either horisontal or in line with the stem, then take a better picture. But it's a big frame and it will be hard to ever make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,116
Posted By Fiery

Stack might be accurate if we take into account...

Stack might be accurate if we take into account the external headset and a longer fork for tyre clearance, but reach is way off. Same goes for chainstay length/top tube length/head tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,829
Posted By Fiery

It's really not only for looks. You want the...

It's really not only for looks. You want the expander plug to support the steerer tube and counter the stem pressure from the inside, and for that you need to have the steerer cut sufficiently short....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Fiery

If you haven't changed anything since last year,...

If you haven't changed anything since last year, and you didn't get any pain last year, it is quite possibly a case of too much too soon. Having some proper rest would be a good first step.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Fiery

Seems to me that's exactly what they are designed...

Seems to me that's exactly what they are designed to prevent. Having the padding in the center of the palm spreads the pressure and diverts it from the ulnar tunnel. It definitely does go against the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,262
Posted By Fiery

The size 56 Gan has a BB drop of 72 mm, which...

The size 56 Gan has a BB drop of 72 mm, which makes the BB height about average to low compared to other similar bikes - Cannondale SuperSix Evo has 71 mm, Trek Madone 70 mm. With a stack of 575 mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,262
Posted By Fiery

Do you want lightweight or aero? If weight is the...

Do you want lightweight or aero? If weight is the main concern, Look is the obvious choice.

Of the two aero bikes, Pinarello specifies a max 700x23 mm size tyre if that's something you find...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,614,431
Posted By Fiery

Traditional deep, angular handlebars actually :)...

Traditional deep, angular handlebars actually :) (link (https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5f/f5/25/5ff5255d7826b130c2b4af3d607a8c84.jpg)).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,491
Posted By Fiery

That sounds like a confirmation of the...

That sounds like a confirmation of the conventional logic: high cadence loads the cardiovascular system to spare the legs, and vice versa.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-18, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Fiery

Size 50 De Rosa should fit almost exactly the...

Size 50 De Rosa should fit almost exactly the same as your Bianchi with a 100 mm stem and with 15-20 mm of spacers removed, assuming you are using a -6 degree stem and more than 20 mm of spacers on...
05-07-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By Fiery

I don't ride an extremely stretched out position...

I don't ride an extremely stretched out position in general, but my lower back definitely will tighten up if my reach is too short. Stems can be had for cheap so it's worth a shot to try, but be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Fiery

For me, wider/larger shoes helped, insoles with...

For me, wider/larger shoes helped, insoles with metatarsal pads helped, less stiff soles helped, and moving the cleats back helped. I had to apply all of these to finally resolve hot spots and toe...
05-04-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7,399
Views: 2,163,863
Posted By Fiery

Not for this particular bike, no. We do have some...

Not for this particular bike, no. We do have some non-shared bikes as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By Fiery

My first road bike was built on a size 56 Scott...

My first road bike was built on a size 56 Scott Speedster S30 frameset from 2006. I would guess the only difference with the S40 frameset was the colourway. (Picture here...
05-03-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,399
Views: 2,163,863
Posted By Fiery

Itís a 2010 Stevens Strada 600 converted to drop...

Itís a 2010 Stevens Strada 600 converted to drop handlebar and 10 speeds. I just switch the stem and seatpost/saddle depending on who wants to ride it. Occasionally I also switch the pedals for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 01:47 PM
05-03-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,399
Views: 2,163,863
Posted By Fiery

Long time no post in this subforum, but my old...

Long time no post in this subforum, but my old hybrid is back, and it is more of a hybrid than ever.

This time it comes in a version for him:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 06:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,207
Posted By Fiery

As I live and breathe, had I died yesterday I...

As I live and breathe, had I died yesterday I would never have learned that someone can get so worked up about their saddle height being called somewhat low. One could be forgiven for thinking we...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 03:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,207
Posted By Fiery

I'm confused as to why you're so defensive about...

I'm confused as to why you're so defensive about any of this. So your saddle is somewhat low for your height because that works better for you. Your tall friend apparently has unusually short legs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 02:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,207
Posted By Fiery

Relative to your height and inseam, of course....

Relative to your height and inseam, of course. Not saying that it's wrong, just that it's on the low side, obviously for the reasons you yourself described. The only reason why I mention it is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,207
Posted By Fiery

Of course, your saddle height is well within the...

Of course, your saddle height is well within the expected variability based on individual differences and even personal preferences, but it is definitely on the low side. Your tall friend is quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 306,159
Posted By Fiery

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/39971434880_970...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/39971434880_970af8c610_b.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/945/39971438850_51b3401085_h.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,502
Posted By Fiery

I have already agreed that Contadorís handlebar...

I have already agreed that Contadorís handlebar tops are lower than Coppiís handlebar tops. (This is due to the different handlebar and hood geometry.) However, you also claim(ed) that Contadorís...
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